Posts Tagged ‘ihub’

Modem to improve African net access

A modem designed specifically for Africa has been announced at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh. The device combines rugged design with a range of connectivity options, switching between wi-fi, 3G and fixed broadband. Ushahidi, the Kenyan tech firm behind BRCK, believe Africa-specific hardware is long overdue. Director Juliana Rotich hopes it will kickstart a hardware […]

How Africa’s Mobile Youth are Driving Change

-Cell phones reshape youth cultures About 650 million Africans, particularly the youths, are mobile phone users, for social and functional purposes. With internet prices coming down, connectivity increasing and new mobile apps sprouting, analysts predict a game changer for the continent’s development, reports Africa Renewal’s Jocelyne Sambira. The sight of teenagers selling mushrooms using mobile […]

As mobile explodes in Africa, Nairobi is emerging as a leader in the region’s tech scene

If the future of computing lies in mobile and the fastest growth in mobile uptake will come from poor countries, Africa is where much of the action will be. Kenya, a stable country with an impressive history of investment in communications technology, has emerged as a leader in the region. This month, Nairobi became the […]